The Swedish rock band Thundermother will be releasing their eponymous LP on the 23rd.
The latest track to surface, Fire In The Rain (released on bandcamp as a stand alone single on the 2nd) is the fifth of the dozen on the album (which is available via Despotz Records).
Unlike previous material of theirs featured dating back to 2015 – Fire In The Rain is a more thematic rock-ballad and a different territory in which Thundermother equally capably demonstrate they are able excel with similar distinction as their more usual heavy-metal sound.
The Swedish melodic-metal quintet Follow The Cipher are set to release their eponymous LP imminently.
Follow The Cipher
The first track to surface from the album – The Rising – showcases their driving bass / percussion combinations which enable the two six string guitars to generate expansive atmosphere while the superlative lead vocal allows Follow The Cipher to deliver music of immense dynamic range which few can seek to follow.
Melodies which tempt the listener in to the deepest fathoms of the sea, with no possible route of escape, fail to to pose a barrier to the audience plunging in to the alluring combinations of instrumentation and vocal, which like a Siren off the bow beguile the mind to follow in to the inky depths.
A back-catalogue in which various instruments take leading role, more typically piano, in the latest song to surface – Slowsurfing – it is synthesised guitar which finds the brain hypnotised as the sultry vocal whispers sweet intentions in the ear that finds the audience unable and undesirous to draw breath through its two hundred and nineteen seconds duration.
The Swedish retro-rock’n’roll quartet, The Vanjas, released the single My Girls on the 26th.
The Vanjas – Photo by – Zig Criscuolo
The room is flooded in warm analogue tones as The Vanjas invite the listener in to the world of the ’50s and ’60s dance-floor in My Girls.
The audience finds themselves tempted in to the feel-good factor of the composition and jiving through the room with a smile on their face.
If you are already suffering pre-Monday morning blues – My Girls – has a simplicity and heart-lifting vibe that will dispel those darkening clouds and leave the world looking a far better place than was the case two and three quarter minutes earlier.